(b. 1984, lives in Germantown, NY and Brooklyn, NY)
2000-2002 Artspace Independent Study Program, Pietrasanta, Italy
2017 Front Room: Adam Pendleton, Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, MD (forthcoming)
Shot Him in the Face, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; The Baltic Centre for
Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Becoming Imperceptible, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, OH (cat.)
2016 Becoming Imperceptible, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA; Museum of Contemporary
Art Denver, Denver, CO (cat.)
Midnight in America, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
2015 New Work, Pace Gallery, London, UK
2014 Adam Pendleton, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Works, Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, IL
Selected Works, Travesia Cuatro, Guadalajara, Mexico
Joan Jonas & Adam Pendleton, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal (two-person exhibition)
2012 I’ll Be Your, The Pace Gallery, London, UK
I smashed my sickening face, Artpace, San Antonio, TX
2011 New Black Dada Paintings, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal
BAND, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
the women, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Statements, Galerie Pedro Cera, Art 42 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Adam Pendleton: Radio (ONE), Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
2010 BAND, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Adam Pendleton, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada
EL T D K Los Angeles, Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
Adam Pendleton: chandelier across cognition generates glow linguistic signals perception, Galerie Pedro Cera,
2009 BAND, de Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (as part of EL T D K Amsterdam)
grey-blue grain, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (as part of EL T D K Amsterdam)
BAND, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
EL T D K Berlin, Haunch of Venison, Berlin, Germany
2008 Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
2007 Adam Pendleton: Rendered in Black and Rendered, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Revival, Performa 07, Weiss Studio, New York, NY
2006 Bam Split lab and the Afro Futuristic Underground, Perry Rubinstein Gallery, Los Angeles
2005 Adam Pendleton: Gorilla, My Love, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
History, Part 1, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
Deeper Down There, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
2004 Being Here, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Being Here, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement, DIA, Detroit, MI
I am you, you are too, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Public Movement, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden
Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
How to Live Together, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2016 Lorraine O'Grady: Initial Recognition, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain
The Revolution Will Not Be Grey, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
The Language of Things, City Hall Park, New York, NY
Blackness in Abstraction, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
2015 To Be Young Black and Gifted, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Now? NOW!, Biennial of the Americas, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO
Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Sharon Hayes, Tony Lewis, Adam Pendleton, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Personne et les autres, Belgian Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia
2014 The Disappearance of the Fireflies, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Love Story - Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection, 21er Haus and Winter Palace, Vienna, Austria
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Joan Jonas & Adam Pendleton, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal
Body Language, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Civil Rights, Void, Derry, Ireland
We Love Video This Summer, Pace Gallery, Beijing, China
2013 The 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts: Interruption, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Warhol Ones, Half Gallery, New York, NY
After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery, Art Production Fund, in partnership with The New Museum, New York, NY
2012 Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Heart to Hand, Swiss Institute, New York
La Triennale--Intense Proximity, 2012, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Phantom Limb, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
2011 A Promise is a Cloud, Public Art Fund, MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY
Fifth Contour Biennial, Mechelen, Belgium
Soft Machines, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Never Odd or Even, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany
2010 Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
Quadruple-Consciousness, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
Blood of a Poet, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
Self as Disappearance, Centre d’Art Contemporain, La Synagogue de Delme, Delme, France
Desire, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
From Then to Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
It Is Written, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
2009 A Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Talk Show, ICA, London, England
After 1969: Contemporary Artists and The Civil Rights Legacy, California African American Museum, Los Angeles,
Black Hole, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Artists in Residence, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
Cargo/Cargo Manifest/Cargo Vision, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Infinitesimal Eternity, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
The One Hundred and Sixty-Third Floor, Curated by Liam Gillick, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago,
The Prompt, Performa 09, New York, NY
2008 Hey Hey Glossolalia, Curated by Mark Beasly, Creative Time, New York, NY
After 1968, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Object, The Undeniable Success of Operations, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The
The Future as Disruption, Curated by Rashida Bumbray and Matthew Lyons, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Freeway Balconies, Curated by Collier Schorr, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Manifesta 7, Tentino-South, Tyrol, Italy
Macrocosm, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
Perform History II, U-TURN Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Arhus, Denmark
Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Matter of Fact: Aftermath, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2007 Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll, Curated by Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago, Chicago, IL
Commemorating Thirty Years, Part III, 1991-2007, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Resistance Is, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Performa 07: The Second Biennial of New Visual Art Performance, Stephen Weiss Studio, New
2006 Message Personnel, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Interstellar Low Ways, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
R³: Reading 'Ritin 'Rithmetic, 30 Years Later, Castle Gallery, Inverness, United Kingdom
Please Love Me, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
Figure of the Player, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Sea Change, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Frequency, Curated by Thelma Golden and Christine Y. Kim, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala, New York, NY
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Curated by Valerie Cassel-Oliver, Contemporary
Arts Museum, Houston, TX
2004 It’s About Memory, Curated by Simon Watson, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
When Contemporary Art Speaks, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
Optimo: Manifestations of Optimism in Contemporary Art, Curated by Alexander Gray, Marfa Ballroom, Marfa, TX
Black Milk: Theories on Suicide, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY
Seven More (Things We Like), Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
2015 Black Dada Reader
2010 grey-blue grain
2009 EL T D K
2010 three scenes, variation one, Gardner Museum of Art, Boston, MA
2009 three scenes, Kunstverein Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hannah Weiner: An Argument for Black Dada, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
BAND, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
2007 The Revival, Performa 07, Weiss Studio, New York, NY
2015 Pendleton, Adam. Black Dada Reader (Milan: Mousse Publishing, 2015).
“In the Frame: Pendleton Ponders on Race in America” (Pace London exhibition review). The Art Newspaper,
April 20, 2015.
Edwards, Adrienne. "Blackness in Abstraction." Art in America, January 2015: pp. 62-69.
Pollock, Lindsay. "Editor's Letter." Art in America, January 2015: pp. 16.
Cashdan, Marian. “Writing the Wall.” Surface, no. 117, April 2015: 58, illustrated.
Cooper, Ashton. “Supernova” (Pace London exhibition review). Cultured Magazine, April 2015: 88, illustrated.
Felix, M. “Adam Pendleton at Pace London” (exhibition review). Widewalls, 15 April 2015.
Gamerman, Ellen. "Adam Pendleton: The Making of an Art-World Star." The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2015.
Forrest, Nicholas. “Adam Pendleton on Black Lives and His Pace London Exhibition” (exhibition review). Artinfo, 27
2014 Pendleton, Adam. “Amiri Baraka (1934-2014).” Artforum, March 21, 2014.
Pendleton, Adam. “Verbatim: Adam Pendleton.” Art in America, April 16, 2014.
Rakoczy, Nancy. “Adam Pendleton Revisits Bloody Shoot Out in Turbulent 1960s Oakland.” M Daily, April 16, 2014.
Eldred, Cailtin. “Adam Pendleton: A Mirror into the Present.” Visionary Artistry Magazine, May 4, 2014.
Munro, Cait. “World’s Biggest Art Review: 7 Critics Cover 20 New York Gallery Shows: Adam Pendleton at Pace
Gallery.” Artnet News, April 11, 2014.
Interruption. 30th Ljubljana biennial of Graphic Arts (exhibition catalogue). London: Black Dog Publishing, Ltd.,
Pendleton, Adam. “The Artists’ Artists: Joan Jonas, Reanimation.” Artforum 53, No. 4 December 2014: 123–130.
2013 Frank, Priscilla. “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know.” The Huffington Post,
February 26, 2013.
Gratza, Agnieska. “Adam Pendleton, Pace, London.” Frieze, no. 152, January-February 2013: pp. 164-165.
Jovanovic, Rozalia. “In The Air: Checking Out the Second Round of the Art Production Fund’s ‘Mural on the
Bowery’.” ArtInfo, April 26, 2013.
Pendleton, Adam. “9 Artists Share the First Museums They Ever Visited: Adam Pendleton.” Complex Art + Design,
October 4, 2013.
Pendleton, Adam. “Video: Adam Pendleton on the Work He Donated to TWO x TWO.” Artsy.net. Online video, 0:44.
October 21, 2013.
“Under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists.” Art + Auction, June 2013: pp. 119, 130.
Vogel, Carol. “Inside Art: A Warrior for Boston.” The New York Times, March 1, 2013: pp. C24.
Vogel, Carol. “Inside Art: Rolldown Steel Murals on Bowery Storefronts.” The New York Times, April 11, 2013: pp.
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (exhibition catalogue). Houston: Contemporary Art
Museum Houston, 2013: 93-94, illustrated.
2012 Hoptman, Laura. “Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language” (exhibition catalogue). New York: MoMA P.S.1, 2012
“Adam Pendleton’s First Solo United Kingdom Exhibition Opens at Pace Gallery.” Artdaily.org, September 29,
“Adam Pendleton recalls Modernist sculptor Constantin Brancusi in exhibition at Artpace.” Artdaily.org, May 2,
“Adam Pendleton” (Pace London exhibition review). A Magazine, October 2012, illustrated.
Gale, Richard. “Arts Choice: Adam Pendleton: I’ll Be Your”(Pace London exhibition review). The American October
Indrisek, Scott. “Studio Check: Adam Pendleton.” Modern Painters October 2012: 44–47, illustrated.
Meier, Allison.“17 Questions for ‘Black Dadaist’ Adam Pendleton.”Artinfo, 26 October 2012.
White, Joshua. “Adam Pendelton: Pace – London” (exhibition review). Flash Art, November 2012: illustrated.
“Pace Gallery Snaps Up Fast-Rising Conceptual Artist Adam Pendleton.” ArtInfo, April 16, 2012.
Miller, Michael H. “Adam Pendleton Brings Black Dada to MoMA and Pace.” Gallerist NY, April 16, 2012.
Bennett, Steve. “Exhibit uses language as a visual medium.” My San Antonio, April 2012.
Bynoe, Holly. “Evening with Adam Pendleton and Lorraine O’Grady at the MoMA. Woman’s E Network, April 9,
Andrews, Scott. “IAIR 12.1 at Artpace doesn’t quite line up. But that’s a good thing.” San Antonio Current, April 6,
Hudson, Suzanne. Adam Pendleton: I’ll Be Your (exhibition catalogue). London: Pace Gallery, 2012.
Griffin, Tim. “Best of 2012: ‘Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language’” (Museum of Modern Art exhibition review).
Artforum 51, no. 4, December 2012: 241, installation view.
2011 McDonough, Tom. “The Parallax View.” Artforum, November, 2011.
Ligon, Glenn and Adam Pendleton. “Glenn Ligon and Adam Pendleton: Site of Engagement.” Flash Art,
Pendleton: Site of Engagement.” Flash Art. July-September, 2011.
Adams, Susan. “30 Under 30: Art & Design.” Forbes, 19 December 2011.
Donovan, Thom. “Adam Pendleton.” BOMB 114, Winter 2011.
Williams, Tom. “Adam Pendleton.” Art in America, February 9, 2011.
2010 Wilson, Michael. “Adam Pendleton: ‘Band.’” Time Out New York, December 10, 2010.
McGarry, Kevin. “Greater New Yorkers: Adam Pendleton.” The New York Times Style Magazine, May 27, 2010.
Knight, Christopher. “After 1968.” Los Angeles Times, February 3, 2010.
Barson, Tanya and Peter Gorschluter, eds. Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic (exhibitions
catalogue). Liverpool: Tate Liverpool, 2010.
Gwinn, Elizabeth and Lauren Haynes. Re:collection: Selected Works from the Studio Museum in Harlem. New York:
Studio Museum in Harlem, 2010.
Carlozzi, Annette DiMeo, ed. Desire (exhibition catalogue). Austin: Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas,
Biesenbach, Klaus, Connie Butler and Neville Wakefield. Greater New York (exhibition catalogue). New York:
MoMA P.S.1, 2010.
2009 “New York Artists Dictionary.” Flash Art, January-February, 2009.
Wilcox, Jess. “Black Dada: Conversation with Adam Pendleton.” Artinamericamagazine.com, 2009.
Pendleton, Adam. “Work In Progress” V Magazine, Spring 2009.
Gruijthuijsen, Krist. “Het Verleden Beïnvloedt mij Niet. Ik Beïnvloed het Verleden.” Metropolis M No. 2, April/May
2009: pp. 60-66.
McClemont, Doug. “Younger Than Jesus.” Saatchi-Gallery, April 13, 2009.
Gopnik, Blake. “Younger Than Jesus.” Washington Post, May 17, 2009.
Pendleton, Adam. “Xaviera Simmons.” Bomb, no. 108, Summer 2009: 78–79.
McHugh, Gene. “Younger Than Jesus.” Artforum, Summer 2009.
Bilton, Chris. “Deerhoof’s BAND Slam.” EyeWeekly.com, September 18, 2009.
Cotter, Holland. “Museum and Gallery Listings.” New York Times, October 22, 2009.
2008 Illes, Chrissie. “Biennial, Surveys and Retrospectives.” Frieze, January-February 2008.
Bonami, Francesco. “Performa 07.” DOMUS, February 2008.
Menick, John. “Adam Pendleton, The Revival.” Art in America, March 2008.
Spears, Dorothy. “60s Legacy, Personal Histories.” New York Times, June 1, 2008.
Foz, Catherine. “High Museum Exhibit Falters.” Atlanta Journal Constitution, June 20 2008.
Hamersly, Michael. “Rock ‘n’ Roll: ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ Shows How Two Genres Feed Off Each Other.” Miami
Herald, June 22, 2008.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Art in Review: The Future as Disruption.” New York Times, August 1, 2008.
Koenig, Wendy. “After 1968.” Art Papers, September-October 2008.
Driscoll, Megan. “‘Sympathy for the Devil’ at Muse d’art Contemporain de Montreal.” Big Red and Shiny,
October 30, 2008.
Auslander, Philip. “After 1968.” Artforum, November 2008.
Maneker, Roberta and Edward M. Gomez. “Top 100 Treasures.” Art & Antiques, November 2008.
Politi, Glancarlo. “Focus: Paintings: Dead Language or Cultural Terrorism.” Flash Art, November-December 2008:
Pendleton, Adam. “Focus: Painting.” Flash Art, November-December 2008.
Jonas, Joan. “Artists on Artists.” Artforum, December 2008.
Snead, Gillian. “Adam Pendleton.” Thehighlights.org, 2008.
2007 Neil, Jonathan. “Adam Pendleton.” Modern Painters, February 2007: pp. 93.
Midgette, Anne. “Peak Performances.” Art & Auction, October 2007.
Donovan, Thom. “Context’s Dream.” whof.blogspot.com, 2007.
Cotter, Holland. “Art is Brief: You Just Have to Be There.” The New York Times, November 9, 2007.
Hannaham, James. “The Big Clean-Up.” The Village Voice, November 6, 2007.
La Rocco, Claudia. “As Conceptual Art Evolves, One Mission is Unchanged: Keep Expanding the Possibilities.”
The New York Times, November 22, 2007.
Unchanged: Keep Expanding the Possibilities.” The New York Times, November 22, 2007.
Saltz, Jerry. “The Year in Art 2007.” New York Magazine, December 17, 2007.
Lax, Thomas. “One to Watch.” artkrush.com, December 12, 2007.
2006 Zieher, Scott. “His 19th Manifesto.” Art Review, June/July 2006.
2005 Nusser, Madeline. “Adam Pendleton: Gorilla My Love.” Time Out Chicago, March 3, 2005.
Artner, Alan G. “Alison Ruttan’s Mixed Bag of Visual Tricks.” Chicago Tribune, March 4, 2005.
Robinson, Walter. “Weekend Update.” artnet.com, May 10, 2005.
Johnson, Ken. “Adam Pendleton: Deeper Down There.” The New York Times, May 20, 2005.
Grabner, Michelle. “Adam Pendleton.” artUS, May/June 2005.
Greco, Stephen. “Virginia Painter and Performance Artist Adam Pendleton’s Big Time Sensuality.” Trace,
2004 Ammirati, Domenick. “The Outlaw Series.” artUS, April 2004.
Hirsch, Faye. “Ballroom Marfa Launched.” Art in America, July/August 2004.
Johnson, Ken. “Black Milk: Theories of Suicide.” New York Times, July 16, 2004.
Smith, Roberta. “Adam Pendleton: ‘Being Here’.” The New York Times, July 23, 2004.
Levin, Kim. “Voices Change.” The Village Voice, July 28, 2004.
Loiselle, Megan. “Interactive Art Comes to C-U.” Daily Illini, October 13, 2004.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Tate Modern, London, UK
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY
The Sol Lewitt Collection, Chester, CT
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL